As of now, we are open to only IITB alumni/ campus community for participation in the SIGs. However, interested investors and external participants are invited to register and attend the event in Goa.
GBF is IITB-AAs venture to bring together technologists and working towards providing business opportunities to potential smart solutions that can help develop India. You can contribute by
- Participating and being a part of SIG – where you’ll be part of similar minded community (your chosen Special Interest Group) and participate in regular discussions on conference calls. Experienced people guide you throughout on the implementation aspects of an idea you have. It is a long term commitment. You can sign up for your interested genre here.
- Volunteering for SIG – Be a part of the SIG execution team and work with the execution leaders and mentors in co-ordinating the activity flow.
- Participate in the event – Attend the event at Goa between 16th-18th October. You can be an attendee (invitation only event) and also get a chance to showcase your product/ idea if selected. For attending the event, please register yourself here and if you have an idea to showcase, please fill in this form
No, your enthusiasm and interest in an area would suffice. The discussions in the SIG will do the job of brainstorming! Just be active.
Absolutely no. Being a part of a SIG is based on your interest and is a long term commitment. Showcasing your idea is just an extra benefit we are providing you to attract funding for your product/ idea. Irrespective of your idea being selected or not, you will remain a member of SIG once signed up.
Innovator's showcase and Exhibitions
Any technologically innovative idea/ product (be it a technology start-up, research project) is eligible for showcase. You need to fill in the innovators’ form and if selected you’ll be notified. More detail guidelines can be found here.
For submitting your idea, you need to fill up the respective form depending on your choice & category (This costs nothing):
Please note that all the we understand about your idea is what you’ve written in the form, so try to be as much comprehensive as possible.
Absolutely no. It’s free of cost. You’ll be showcasing/ exhibiting your product in the event space if selected, so it would be mandatory to pay and register then.
However, we recommend you attend the event, whether or not your idea is selected as it gives you ample exposure and also plan it soon to avoid excess flight charges.
Someone(or a team with one member from IITB community) who has a product to showcase can send your entries by filling up the form on the exhibitions page. Best of them would be selected by the jury and be provided with an exhibition space at the event in Goa in October.
What is the difference between Innovators' Showcase and Exhibitions ?The forms for ideas submission are also similar for both.
We are looking for ideas/ products that potentially fit into the theme. As of now, the best of all entries will be given a pitch space at the event and other selected ideas/ products (be them received through the forms for Innovator’s showcase or exhibitions – satisfying the guidelines drawn on innovators page) will be invited for showcasing in the exhibition space.
We’re trying to accommodate as many ideas as possible. So we do not encourage one person/ idea to take two slots (both of pitch and exhibitions) unless and until absolutely necessary, which are considered on case by case basis.
We’ve 20 spaces for each SIG, planned as 10 for showcase and 10 for exhibitions. (Numbers subject to redistribution based on the quality of the entries)
No. If our jury feels that your idea has the potential, it will be selected for showcase/ exhibition. So please do submit.
Yes, you can do and parking will be taken care of by the hotel. Parking is also provided at the stadium for localites.
All the rooms are booked by us based on double occupancy, which means for two beds per room. If you are single person coming, a roommate will be allotted to stay with you. If you have a guest coming along, you can book the whole room for yourself (along with your guest). If you don’t want to share, you can fill for a room on single occupancy basis, but this means you will end up paying double.
We’re trying to hold on a common thread, may be your year of study at IIT, Dept or SIG. Don’t worry we’ll get back to you as soon as we decide on something and check your convenience with the allocation.
Most hotels are close by. We’re in the process of finalizing the means of conveyance and will let you know after the hotels are allocated.
What if I do not want to stay for the whole event / What if I want to stay for a single day or two nights ! ?
You can, but the charges are same.
You can bring your kid along. As such we are not charging any registration fee for children (<10 years). You might have to pay to the hotel if you need an extra mattress.
Registration and Payment
Is there any difference in fee structure for normal registration and the innovator's showcase/ exhibitions registration ?
No. The registration fee is only accounting for your accommodation and it’s the same for all the attendees. Showcasing/ Exhibiting your idea/product is a privilege that you’ll be availing of the registration if your entry is selected.
You need to pay the registration fee on per person basis. Remember at least one of the team member must belong to the IITB community and he/she can register the remaining as his/her guests. There’s as such no separate amount to be paid for showcasing your product as long as you’ll be using the space and facility provided by us. In case you’ll need any extra infrastructure other than that arranged, you might have to pay a nominal amount for that. The details of items provided will be conveyed to you after the selections.
Again, You need not pay anything in excess for showcasing your product. As mentioned, the registration fee is same for any attendee and you can still choose to attend the meet in Goa if your product doesn’t get selected.
However, if you want to make a cancellation of a registration already made, the norms mentioned in the refund policy here would apply.
We�����ll close as soon as our numbers fill up (We’ve an accommodation upper cap of ~1500). Otherwise we don’t have a deadline as such. We encourage you to book as early as possible to save over flight fares. Also, allotment is on first come first serve basis, so if you’ve any preference of hotel, we might not be able to entertain it later.
Please write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add him/her to your guest list from the backend. We recommend you to do it before September 30th, as after that entertaining such requests will cause trouble with our allocation.
Accommodation is confirmed only after payment is made and you’ll receive a confirmation mail for it. As soon as we retrieved the cheque that reached us, we’ll confirm your booking.
Kindly draw the cheque in favour of the following –
IIT Bombay Alumni Association,
1st Floor, Gulmohar Building,
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai 400 076
Tel. No.: 022-25767086 / 9769868560
What are the details of the bank account, if I choose to make a money transfer via online banking/ wire transfer ?
|Bank Name:||Canara Bank|
|Bank Branch:||Powai Branch|
|Beneficiary Name:||IIT Bombay Alumni Association|
|Beneficiary Account #:||2724101089574|
|BANK NEFT/RTGS/Swift Code:||CNR BIN BBBFN|
|Type of Account:||Saving Account|